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Aug 21, 2017
ICYMI: In swing-state Florida, the 2018 congressional election has already begun
Miami Herald (excerpts below) Patricia Mazzei The exasperated man answered the door of his West Kendall home, annoyed at being interrupted …
Aug 2, 2017
Debbie downer
Slowly becoming a perennial candidate, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has decided to run for office, again. Despite having a war chest and …
Jul 10, 2017
CLF Rings Up 1 Million Doors in Six Months
Staff and volunteers knock daily in key congressional districts nationwide The Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the …
Jun 27, 2017
MEMO: #StandWithPelosi
TO: Interested Parties FROM: Corry Bliss, CLF Executive Director DATE: June 27, 2017 RE: #StandWithPelosi  SUMMARY   In preparation …
Nov 8, 2016
CLF Congratulates Carlos Curbelo in Florida’s 26th District Election
WASHINGTON – Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC) President Mike Shields issued the following statement on tonight’s …
Oct 25, 2016
CLF Launches “Scheme” Ad Against Joe Garcia
Ad Kicks Off CLF’s $1.4 Million Campaign in FL-26 WASHINGTON – The Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the super PAC …
Oct 19, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan visits campaign headquarters of U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo
House Speaker Paul Ryan was in South Florida Wednesday, visiting the campaign headquarters of U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who is running …
Oct 18, 2016
Miami Herald recommendations for U.S. House
Source: Miami Herald
In the August primary, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz overcame both the first credible competitor in her political career and …
Oct 16, 2016
Firefighters, educators who backed Garcia in 2014 back Curbelo now
Two groups that endorsed Democrat Joe Garcia in 2014 have to decided this election cycle to instead back his political opponent, …
Oct 15, 2016
Curbelo outraises, outspends Garcia
Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo has continued to outraise Democratic challenger Joe Garcia, the candidates' latest financial …
Oct 13, 2016
Guess who showed up at Garcia-Curbelo debate?
A surprise guest showed up Thursday at the first debate between Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Democratic former Rep. Joe …
Oct 11, 2016
Carlos Curbelo calls on FBI to monitor Florida’s election systems
Rep. Carlos Curbelo is calling on the FBI to monitor Florida’s elections systems ahead of the 2016 general election.
Oct 5, 2016
Miami Democrat, with support from Republican congressman, wants local roadway tolls suspended for Hurricane Matthew
In Gov. Scott's latest press release providing updated information on preparedness efforts for Hurricane Matthew, his office said: …
Oct 3, 2016
Paul Ryan to campaign for Curbelo
House Speaker Paul Ryan is soon coming to the aid of a Republican running for reelection to one of the most competitive congressional …
Sep 26, 2016
Curbelo bill to reform juvenile criminal justice programs approved by House
The House approved bipartisan legislation on Thursday that U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced to reform the juvenile criminal …
Sep 19, 2016
GOP PAC targets Curbelo opponent #ShadyJoeGarcia
In case you missed it, wanted to make sure you saw our latest social media campaign against Joe Garcia. As you may know, Garcia earned …
Sep 17, 2016
Heads-Up, Joe Garcia: GOP Super-PAC Has You in Its Sights
A GOP super-PAC is using Democrat Joe Garcia's secretly recorded sexist remark about Hillary Clinton last Sunday as a springboard …
Sep 14, 2016
Mega Anchor Reads Riot Act Over ‘Sex with Hillary’ Remark
One would think that a story in which a Hispanic South Florida congressional candidate running in a hotly-contested battleground …
Sep 13, 2016
Sex, spies and videotape: Garcia caught making racy Clinton comment
Source: Miami Herald
Joe Garcia, the former Miami Democratic congressman running for his old seat, told supporters in a candid moment over the weekend …
Sep 13, 2016
Dem congressional candidate’s disgusting remarks about sex with Hillary Clinton
Florida congressional candidate Joe Garcia – a Democrat – said something truly weird and disgusting about Democratic nominee …
Sep 13, 2016
Florida congressional candidate apologizes for remarks about ‘sex with’ Hillary Clinton
Source: Fox News
A Florida congressional candidate apologized Tuesday for eyebrow-raising remarks to supporters that Hillary Clinton “is under no …
Sep 13, 2016
Former congressman apologizes for suggestive comment about Clinton
Source: CNN
(CNN) — Joe Garcia, a former Florida Democratic congressman who is running to re-claim his old seat, apologized Tuesday for a bizarre …
Sep 13, 2016
Some blast Joe Garcia for ‘sexist’ comment about Hillary Clinton
Sep 12, 2016
In secret tape, Joe Garcia says Hillary Clinton ‘is under no illusions that you want to have sex with her’
Source: Miami Herald
Joe Garcia, the former Miami Democratic congressman running for his old seat, told supporters in a candid moment over the weekend …
Sep 8, 2016
South Florida Congressmen Focus on Climate Change, National Security
On Wednesday, the two South Florida congressmen in charge of the Climate Solutions--Republican Carlos Curbelo and Democrat Ted Deutch--hosted …
Sep 7, 2016
Help close the gap
Democrats proved once again why they cannot be trusted. They chose scandal-plagued former Congressman Joe Garcia as their candidate …
Sep 5, 2016
Curbelo reveals 2 new TV ads, centered on the environment and immigration
Source: Miami Herald
In one TV ad, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo is boating with one of his young daughters and talking in English about how nature is a key …
Aug 31, 2016
Homestead Councilman Jimmie Williams Endorses Curbelo
A day after the November battle for Congressional District 26 seat was decided by primary voters, a Homestead Councilman has endorsed …
Aug 31, 2016
Scandal-plagued Joe Garcia Beats Perennial Loser Annette Taddeo
We are not clowning around! Despite national Democrats’ full embrace of perennial loser Annette Taddeo, they’ll have to settle …
Aug 25, 2016
Looking for a middle-class pad in S.FL? Consider Annette’s mansion….
Multimillionaire Annette Taddeo is selling her million-dollar mansion, but much like her three unsuccessful campaigns “failed to …
Aug 24, 2016
Annette Taddeo: Woes Pile Up for This ‘Middle Class’ Girl …
Poor Annette Taddeo. She may be the CD 26 candidate the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee anointed in the primary, but …
Aug 24, 2016
TADDEO CAMPAIGN SUPER PAC USES A FAKE STUDENT, A FAKE QUOTE, AND FAKE FACTS
Source: Kink Life
Yesterday, the Miami Herald said Annette Taddeo was not truthful in her ABC debate. Taddeo told Michael Putney she did not pay for …
Aug 23, 2016
Curbelo calls for congressional action on Zika response
Following the confirmation of five locally transmitted Zika cases in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) said on …
Aug 22, 2016
FL-26 First Wave of Spending 2016
Initial Round of TV and Digital Advertising Announced WASHINGTON – The Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the super …
Aug 22, 2016
House-backed GOP super PAC plans $1.7M in ads to help Curbelo
Source: Miami Herald
A super PAC backed by House Republicans plans to spend at least $1.7 million to help Miami Rep. Carlos Curbelo get re-elected, whose …
Aug 22, 2016
Joe Garcia declines to explain post-debate outburst
Source: Miami Herald
In an apparent attempt to turn the page on an embarrassing incident, former U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia declined in an interview aired over …
Aug 22, 2016
The money race in Florida’s bruising 26th congressional district
Source: Miami Herald
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia raised about $69,000 for his congressional campaign in the past six weeks, which is less than half of …
Aug 16, 2016
Garcia lashes out at TV station after Miami congressional debate
Source: Miami Herald
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia was fuming when the cameras stopped rolling Monday night at the end of his first televised debate against …
Aug 10, 2016
Friends become foes in tense Democratic primary for Miami congressional district
Source: Miami Herald
Not long ago, when Miami Democrat Joe Garcia was trying to get elected to one of the most volatile congressional seats in the country, …
Aug 5, 2016
FL-26 ImWithCareless
Congressional Leadership Fund Launches New Website ImWithCareless.com #ImWithCareless Marks Annette Taddeo and Joe Garcia For Embracing …
Jul 29, 2016
Marco Rubio and Carlos Curbelo lament lack of federal Zika funding
Source: Miami Herald
Curbelo also blamed Democrats for refusing to support a House Republican proposal that would have designated $1.1 billion for Zika …
Jul 22, 2016
Stand Up And Cheer! Taddeo Is So Ready For Hillary That She Rallies The Crowd At The Hillary For America Campaign Office Opening
(Annette Taddeo, Facebook, 7/9/16)
Jul 22, 2016
Dollars For Hillary! Perennial Losing Democratic Candidate Annette Taddeo Hands Over Cash For Hillary Clinton for President
On June 30, 2007, Annette Taddeo, now a Democratic House candidate for Florida’s 26th District, contributed $250 to Hillary Clinton …
Jul 22, 2016
Come Hell or High Water, Joe Garcia Is Ready For Hillary!
Joe Garcia attended the grand opening of Hillary Clinton’s campaign field office in Miami and knocked on doors in the Wynwood …
Jul 22, 2016
Hello? Hello? Hillary Plays Telephone Games for Joe Garcia.
Hillary Clinton recorded a robocall for Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia for his re-election campaign in November 2014. However, in classic …
Jul 21, 2016
Curbelo introduces bipartisan bill to prevent taxpayer identity theft
Bipartisan legislation recently introduced by U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) would require the IRS commissioner to look at ways …
Feb 20, 2014
Challenger Carlos Curbelo, Rep. Joe Garcia trade jabs on ties to Venezuela, gambling
Source: Miami Herald
Republican congressional candidate Carlos Curbelo this week called on Miami Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia to return political campaign …
Oct 20, 2013
Ex-aide to Miami Rep. Joe Garcia to head to jail in absentee-ballot case
Source: Miami Herald
Congressman Joe Garcia’s former chief of staff will head to jail for orchestrating a fraudulent, online absentee-ballot request …
Jun 21, 2013
Fla. scandal a headache for Garcia
Source: Politico
The latest scandal is causing heartache for Rivera’s successor, Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia, whose chief of staff resigned last …
Jun 3, 2013
GOP: Democrat Joe Garcia “Shifty, Shady”
Source: CBS Miami
Garcia called a morning news conference Saturday, confirming that three of his close advisors have been implicated in an absentee …
May 31, 2013
Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff implicated in phantom absentee-ballot requests scheme
Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff abruptly resigned Friday after being implicated in a sophisticated scheme to manipulate …

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